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Utah's rise in motorcycle deaths could reverse with awareness

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:19am

In 2018, Utah had a 24 percent increase in motorcycle deaths with 47 motorcyclists killed on the roads.

Staying alive! UDOT warns drivers and pedestrians to watch out for each other

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 8:20am

A report reveals the number of pedestrian fatalities in 2018 reached the highest level in nearly 30 years and data indicates that nationally pedestrian fatalities are climbing upward. Utah officials are concerned about the trend growing here too.

'It was a total miracle': Family recalls 2015 crash caused by distracted driver

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 29th - 5:13pm

Spring break often means warmer weather and more drivers on the road, which can be a deadly combination for Utah drivers. Historically, March 28 has proven just that.

'It changed our life forever': Recovering after distracted driving crash

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 21st - 6:28pm

Making the decision to respond to a text message behind the wheel can have deadly and lasting consequences. One man who survived a crash as a result of distracted driving is trying to make the best of his situation.

UHP: 42 DUI arrests made during St. Patrick's Day weekend

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:27pm

Forty-two drivers were arrested on state highways for suspicion of driving impaired during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Utah Highway Patrol officials said.

Vineyard woman 'lucky to be alive' after crowbar smashes into windshield on I-15

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 6th - 12:51pm

Lexi Rockhill was heading home from work southbound on I-15 in Lehi Monday when a crowbar smashed into the driver’s side of her windshield.

'I wish more than anything my son was still here': Family of killed teen warns about distracted driving

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:02am

For the last four years on Valentine's Day there have been fatal car accidents on Utah roads. Utah officials are warning drivers to be safe and steer clear of distracted driving.

Family hopes all drivers learn from loss of their daughter killed by impaired driver

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 5th - 9:25pm

One year ago, Heather Petersen was heading home from work and looking forward to a date when police say the car she was driving was hit head-on by an impaired driver on U.S. 189 near Deer Creek.

UHP troopers: Slow down through Lehi construction zone

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 4th - 7:33pm

Utah Highway Patrol troopers have a message for drivers: slow down on I-15 through Lehi, or you could get a ticket with a hefty fine.

UDOT: 264 people died on Utah roads last year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 24th - 5:38pm

The number of people dying behind the wheel in Utah is down for the second year in a row, but there were still 264 fatalities on Utah roads in 2018.

How to talk to elderly family members about surrendering their driver's license

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 21st - 9:30pm

The holidays often allow many to spend time with their parents and senior family members. It might also provide an opportunity to have a difficult conversation about when someone should surrender their driver's license.

Extra UHP troopers patrolling US Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon for holiday weekend

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 21st - 8:05pm

Motorists on the road for the holiday weekend will see extra Utah state troopers on patrol, checking our speeds, our seatbelts, and our patience.

What emergency items to pack before your Thanksgiving road trip

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 20th - 6:30pm

Before hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, make sure you pack your car with the right emergency items.

Mother, son saved by seat belts urge Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:28pm

Shantel Anderson taught her kids the importance of wearing a seat belt, but on June 21, her 8-year-old son Dallin was the one reminding her to buckle up, possibly saving her life.

Elementary school Click-It-Club reminds people to buckle up this Halloween

Aley Davis, KSL  |  Posted Oct 30th - 9:19pm

A local teacher is working with his fifth-grade students to remind people to buckle up this Halloween, after losing his own son almost 10 years ago.

Law enforcement cracking down on impaired drivers this Halloween

Felicia Martinez, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 27th - 7:52am

Starting this weekend, and through Halloween, law enforcement will be out in full force pulling over impaired drivers. It’s part of the Utah Highway Patrol’s Halloween DUI enforcement.

'Pack your patience': UDOT shares tips to keep drivers safe during fall break road trips

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:02pm

Many families are packing their suitcases, hitting the road, and heading for warmer weather over fall break. The Utah Department of Transportation has a few suggestions to help drivers stay safe while traveling.

Woman dies, 7 hospitalized after minivan rolls near Cedar City

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Sep 29th - 9:38pm

A woman died and seven others, including six children, were taken to nearby hospitals as the result of a rollover Saturday afternoon in southern Utah, police say.

Safe Kids educates families on car seat dos and don'ts

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Sep 29th - 10:28am

Safe Kids Salt Lake County joined with Gus Paulos Chevrolet, AAA, Primary Children’s Hospital and Poison Control Friday in West Valley City as part of nationwide Child Passenger Safety Month and Week.

5 common mistakes parents make when installing car seats

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 20th, 2018 - 5:47pm

The Utah Department of Public Safety said only six out of 10 parents install car seats correctly and only 20 percent read the instructions beforehand.